Poll Everywhere (Polling)

Accessibility statement for Poll Everywhere

This accessibility statement applies to the website (https://www.polleverywhere.com and https://www.pollev.com). Poll Everywhere  is an online polling platform for staff and students.

This website (Poll Everywhere – https://www.polleverywhere.com and https://www.pollev.com) is run by Poll Everywhere, Inc. and is used by City, University of London under license. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

 

How accessible this website is

Our goal is for this website (Poll Everywhere – https://www.polleverywhere.com and https://www.pollev.com) to be fully accessible and usable for all users regardless of ability.

Poll Everywhere is designed to be accessible from a variety of devices and operating systems.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.

  • The Poll Everywhere mobile application is fully keyboard accessible for participants who wish to respond to a Poll Everywhere activity. However, for presenters, some administrator content is not fully optimized for keyboards.
  • Most Poll Everywhere activity types can be responded to using the keyboard, with the exception of clickable images. For instructors looking to maximize accessibility, Poll Everywhere recommends replacing clickable images with multiple choice polls with textual descriptions.
  • All images or videos provided by Poll Everywhere have a text-based equivalent. The exception is content uploaded by presenters, which require the presenter to include a textual description (alternative text) in order to display that description.

All web content is navigable via keyboard, as are all major areas of functionality.

For more on this please refer below and to the accessibility page and Voluntary Product Availability Template (VPAT) for Poll Everywhere published November 2018.

 

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website (Poll Everywhere – https://www.polleverywhere.com and https://www.pollev.com) in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, contact:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions (https://www.city.ac.uk/about/contact).

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find some content or a document that is not accessible you should speak to the owner of the content or your module leader or your personal tutor or your course officer in the first instance about how they can provide an alternative.

We are always looking for ways to improve the accessibility of this website (Poll Everywhere – https://www.polleverywhere.com and https://www.pollev.com). If you find any problems not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

For more information about IT Services for students please visit the website listed below.
Student Hub: IT Services

 

Enforcement Procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

 

 

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

To get in touch with someone to discuss accessibility issues for this website (Poll Everywhere – https://www.polleverywhere.com and https://www.pollev.com) please contact:

For more information about IT Services for students please visit the website listed below.
Student Hub: IT Services

 

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

City, University of London is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

 

Compliance Status

This website (Poll Everywhere – https://www.polleverywhere.com and https://www.pollev.com) is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

 

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

For more on this please refer below and to the accessibility page and Voluntary Product Availability Template (VPAT) for Poll Everywhere published November 2018.

Captions

  • some of the Poll Everywhere live webinar recordings do not have associated live captions as of now because they are updated so frequently

Audio descriptions

  • some of th Poll Everywhere promotional videos do not have any associated audio. All support/help videos do.

Language of parts

  • Should the presenter create content that is in a different language, Poll Everywhere does not necessarily indicate certain user entered text is a different language

 

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

  • Poll Everywhere, Inc. is committed to making its website and products accessible through constant review and redesign, as necessary, to ensure that they meet or exceed accessibility standards and guidelines.
  • Through the provision of workshops and online guidance, City is encouraging content creators to ensure that newly created content, PDFs and MSOffice documents are accessible.

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 19th September 2019. It was last reviewed on 21st September 2020.

This website (Poll Everywhere – https://www.polleverywhere.com and https://www.pollev.com) was last tested in November 2018. The test was carried out by Poll Everywhere, Inc.